Adventures with 'other' instruments...
I play Native American style flutes also. Three of them are High Spirits flutes and are very well made. I have another made by Stellar flutes. I love the mellow, haunting sound.
I moved away from Windows a long time ago and run Linux Mint on a couple of my computers. I still have Windows 7 on one because, I have some music software that only runs under Windows. I'm hoping that Wine will develop to the point that I can run the Windows programs under it some day. I agree that The Gimp is just as good if not better than Photoshop and I use Libre Office to design my business cards and post cards as well as write songs. It's good to know that there is an alternative to Mac and Windows and as you said, it's free. It also runs faster than Windows. I can't comment about Mac because, I've never owned one but, it seems like Apple and Microsoft are traveling down the same road and turning people away.
Hi, my name is Gary and I just recently joined. I live in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Not exactly dulcimer country but, I did manage to find a couple of other people here that play mountain dulcimer. I'll post a picture of my mountain dulcimer when I get a chance.